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Closing a chapter, not the book: CEO to depart in 2019

April 30, 2018

“Be gentle, kind and caring with your students. But be fierce about their education.” I shared these words of wisdom with the graduating class of my alma mater, and as we prepare for the NEA Foundation’s 50th anniversary in 2019, it strikes me that they also hold true for this organization and this moment in […]

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California Casualty Awardees Terrilyn Fleming: Exchanging Ideas

May 25, 2018

Great educators have great stories. This series gives a glimpse of the ideas, practices, and experiences of the recipients of the NEA Foundation’s California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Today, we’re sharing the words of Terrilyn Fleming, an arts educator at J. Graham Brown School in Louisville, KY. I’ve found that exchanging ideas with other educators […]

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Five Questions to Jump Start Your GLF Application

January 4, 2018

Would you like to be a part of the 2019 Class of NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows, but haven’t submitted an application yet? Make us your New Year’s resolution and use the following questions to brainstorm why you would be a great fit for our program.   1. What sets you apart from other educators […]

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Stories from the Field

California Casualty Awardees Michael Pope: Reaching the Individual Student

May 18, 2018

Great educators have great stories. This series gives a glimpse of the ideas, practices, and experiences of the recipients of the NEA Foundation’s California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Today, we’re sharing the words of Michael Pope, an 8th grade science educator at Zama American Middle School in Camp Zama, Japan, Armed Forces Pacific.  Teaching excellence […]

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